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Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
technology. but to be really well educated and a specialistn any one ofhose thgs requires a very deep immersion, deep immersion software or bioinfomatics or the various underlying sciences. and i wish i had had a better formal scientific education when i was younger. that more than anything would have helped me, i think. >> rose: here's you what said, my undergraduate degree was in history. i wish i would have been smart enough to excel in math, fitics-- physics or ology because the voyagers and adventurers come from there. >> that's where they start from. and yes, i don't quarrel with any part of that sentiment. i think those are today's voyagers. and they start off with a grounding in those particular sciences. >> rose: and do the business school grads become transactional people and go to wall street and go to financial institutions? >> it's obviously, charlie, fair to pain a broad-brush here. and there's some very talented people who come out of the business schools. but-- and who join these companies. and a very vital parts of helping the companies get off the ground. and there a
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Feb 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
information through copper wire. we're stuck with this old-fashioned technology because, as susan crawford explains, our government has allowed a few giant conglomerates to rig the rules, raise prices, and stifle competition. just like standard oil in the first gilded age a century ago. in those days, it was muckrakers like ida tarbell and lincoln steffens rattling the cages and calling for fair play. today it's independent thinkers like susan crawford. the big telecom industry wishes she would go away, but she's got a lot of people on her side. in fact, if you go to the white house citizen's petition site, you'll see how fans of "captive audience" are calling on the president to name susan crawford as the next chair of the federal communications commission. "prospect" magazine named her one of the "top ten brains of the digital future," and susan crawford served for a time as a special assistant to president obama for science, technology and innovation. right now she teaches communications law at the benjamin cardozo school of law here in new york city and is a fellow at the roos
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Feb 17, 2013 10:00am PST
with modern technology, even joining twitter just a few weeks ago, and he was an environmental pope. he was often dubbed the green pope, and he took climate change seriously and he talked about that. so i think those are positive things. >> but sister maureen fiedler, host of the public radio program "interfaith voices," says benedict's papacy will be largely viewed by how he dealt with the clergy sex abuse crisis. >> i think probably the biggest disappointment with benedict was his inability to adequately handle the sex abuse scandal and to specifically deawitthe prelates, the bishops who covered up those crimes. a lot was done with priests. almost nothing has been done with bishops. and i think that remains a scandal for a lot of catholics. >> other catholics praise his efforts on that front. >> he took that scandal head on and implemented all kinds of new protocols to address that issue once and for all. so i see great hope on that issue going forward. >> speculation about benedict's possible successor continues as people put forward the qualifications the college of cardinals sh
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Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
discuss economic growth in three fields, agriculture, energy and science and technology. >> translator: we see agriculture as a growth sector and will promote it as an energy. >> some members said japan should make it a target to become the world's number three in agriculture production and exports in ten years. the prime minister also asked for ideas to reform japan's electric power structure. he's looking at splitting the business of electricity and power supply. >>> the yen is trading slightly higher. the yen advanced as japanese finance minister announced that the bank of japan has no plans to buy foreign bonds as part of its monetary easing policy. some investors are buying the yen on profit taking following the sharp slide that came after the g20 meeting over the weekend. the against the yen is changing hands at 93.84 to 89. let's take a look at how this is affecting the stock markets. tokyo shares are trading in a tight range. market players say the yen's slight gain is weighing on export related issues while some investors are buyi ining declin that the weakening trend will resume
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Feb 14, 2013 4:30pm PST
new book where airlines will benefit from new technology. >> susie: certainly it is complicated and complex to integrate two big airlines. so what do you think executives over at delta and united continental were talking about today. are they going to be making any changes now that this merger is oicia >> well, this is probably one of the most anticipated mergers ever, which again is the reason why it didn't have any effect on the stock prices today, i would guess. and these people were expecting it. they're planning for it. and they were, believing that the industry will benefit by having these two weaker carriers combine into what will eventually be one strong carrier. >> susie: and what about travelers. you heard suzanne pratt's report about ticket fares. a lot of people are concerned about it. you have been covering the airline industry for years. you've seen all of these mergers. what does this mean for ticket fares? >> ticket prices will solidify. we won't have the giveaways we've had for the five or ten years before. this was a trend that was developing already as airlines we
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Feb 11, 2013 4:30pm PST
as a smartphone. c.e.o. tim cook is scheduled to speak at the goldman sachs technology conference tomorrow in san francisco. then he'll join first lady michelle obama for the state of the union address. apple shares up 1% to just under $480. shares of microsoft rose a fraction on reports that its "surface x pro tablet" computers sold out over the weekend. microsoft advanced 1%. shares have climbed more than 4% since the start of the year. shares of tesla hit a speed bump after a negative review of i model "s" sedan. the "s" is the first car the auto-maker designed completely. tesla is expected to announce the release date of its quarterly report this week. tesla shares dropped 2%. but despite that, shares are still trading near their 52-week highs. and starz says it has extended its agreement with sony's film business. the deal gives starz exclusive premium pay-tv rights to sony pictures entertainment movie releases through 2021. starz shares were shining: up over 7%. sony shares pretty much flat. three of the five most actively traded exchange traded products were lower. the s&p
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
congress to encourage the research and technology that helps natural gas burn even cleaner and protects our air and our water. in fact much of our new found energy is drawn from lands and waters that we, the public, own together. so tonight i propose we use some of our oil and gas revenues to fund an energy security trust that will drive new research and technology to shift our cars and trucks off oil for good. if a nonpartisan coalition of ceos and retired generals and admirals can get behind this idea, then so can we. let's take their advice and free our families and businesses from the painful spikes in gas prices we put up with for far too long. i'm also issuing a new goal for america. let's cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next 20 years. ( applause ) we'll work with the states to do it. those states were the best ideas to create jobs and more energy bills by constructing more efficient buildings. we'll receive federal support to help make that happen. america's energy sector is just one part of an aging infrastructure badly in need of repair. ask any c
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Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
live in them. but we live in a technologically fluent culture. whether or not eryone sres in that fluency. and among those who know, we have ways, on paper, to deflect asteroids. if we find them early enough before they come in. none of those plans are funded by any agency anywhere in the world. so that's a whole other cultural political challenge that would need to be overcome. for the moment, all we're doing is the meager funds that hasa-- nasa has to do so combined with some other funds around the world is to find the asteroids and track them. now this one that hit russia, yeah it tore up the town a bit but it's not disrupting civilization. if you get asteroids about a kill meet never size, those are large-- kilometre in size those are large enough to disrupt transportation, communication, the food chains and that can be really bad day on earth. and so we set up a criterion to find all kilometer class asteroids whose orbit crossed earth and we did a really good job at it. we said okay, let's go a little smaller. how about, how about 100 meter asteroids. let's map them. now we k
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Feb 11, 2013 10:00pm PST
p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> suarez: the world witnessed something today it had not seen since the 15th century: a sitting pope, benedict xvi, announced he is giving up the papacy. the news reverberated around the globe and stunned many of the world's 1.2 billion catholics. >> it was a big surprise because this doesn't happen all the time. and my first reaction was to pray and to call my friends, texted my friends and asked even my non-catholic and nonbelieving friends to keep us in their thoughts and in their prayers. >> i had never heard anything like this in my life. the pope has to be there until he dies. and he is resigning? >> popes can't resign. this hasn't happened in 600 years. a pope can't resign. this news isn't right. >> suarez: a p
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Feb 18, 2013 10:00pm PST
. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. after aurora, after virginia tech, after columbine, the question of gun violence becomes a recurring national conversation. this evening, newshour joins pbs in a week of special coverage on the topic of gun violence: "after newtown." the waves of reaction since december's connecticut school shooting continue to reverberate from coast to coast. >> now! ifill: as gun-control activists push for stricter laws. and gun owners chafe against the prospect of new regulation, crossing for... causing for now an increase in sale in firearms and attendance at gun shows. that dpebt is now spreading well beyond washington as cities and states take steps to distance themselves from gun manufacturers. in new york last week, the city school teachers pension fund sold
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
government has high hopes for renewable energy, know-how, and technology from partners such as japan. khemmapat rog juan chic uh in thailand. >>> pakistan's auto market has long been dom nauted by companies from japan. established sales networks have kept rivals firmly in the rearview mirror. but now an ambitious newcomer is starting to close the gap. nhk world reports from islamabad. >> reporter: on the streets of pakistan, one thing has been constant. old or new, most vehicles here are japanese brands. pakistanis love japanese cars. so much so that nearly 100% of automobiles traded in the domestic market are japanese. some vehicles are even decorated with the names of japanese companies. most drivers don't read japanese. but that's not the point. the decorations look cool. >> translator: you can show off your car as a japanese car. and it looks cool with stickers on. >> reporter: but the domination of japanese brands is under threat. this motor show took place in the southern city of karachi last month. most exhibitors were the familiar names from japan. but this year for the first
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Feb 18, 2013 4:30pm PST
that can wreck your business. and also sometimes there's just major technological changes that you could have been the most conscious type writing company in the world but when personal computers came along, your business model might have been obsolete and we might have gone out of business. so it doesn't guarantee it but it does increase your chances for success i think remarkably. >> tom: john, i want to ask you about what happened several years ago, you using an alias on an internet message board credit sizing a ral company that you wound up buying. how does that square with your philosophy as a conscious capitalist? >> it squares with it pretty well because i don't think that's ever been reported accurate lee by the media or i don't think it's ever been really studied. i did post for about eight years on the message board. i occasionally criticized some of our competitors. i occasionally criticized whole foods market and i'm actually proud of what i wrote on the message boards. i have a scre name to be sre buto did everybody. that was the culture of the financial message board.
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Feb 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: two major airlines announced a marriage of sorts, on this valentine's day. their combination means the field of major u.s. carriers will shrink by one. these jetliners-- sporting shiny new paint jobs-- are among the roughly 900 planes in the american airlines fleet and they're about to be joined by the 622 planes currently flying for u.s. airways. the price tag for the deal: $11 billion. creditors of american's bankrupt parent company a.m.r. will own 72% of the combined airline. the merger affects some 187 million passengers who fly the two airlines annually. >> i grew up on u.s. airways. >> brown: as well as more than 100,000 employees. >> our best goal going forward is to make it the biggest, strongest airline in the country, and i suppose that's about to ha
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Feb 15, 2013 4:30pm PST
competition and rapidly changing technology are washing away and replacing middle class work. faced with these challenges, the president offers two solutions: more training and more investment in technology to help american workers compete. and there's bipartisan support for that approach. >> going forward the qion will be can we take people with average skills and give them a new technology that makes them earn a lot of money, or can we make our workers more skilled and thus allow them to earn more money. that's going to be the issue. >> reporter: the other issue is scale. the american middle class is vast and so are the challenges facing it. >> the magnitude of the problem facing the middle class-- this disconnect between economic owthnd their prosperity, their opportunities is quite large relative to many of the solutions we're proposing which are on the small side. so we have to ramp up the magnitude of the solutions. >> reporter: which brings us back to where we started. big solutions can be expensive. and that's not popular and may not even be possible given our deficits. darren ge
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Feb 12, 2013 4:30pm PST
recent lawsuit filed by hedge fund manager david einhorn. speaking at a goldman sachs technology conference today, cook also said apple is considering einhorn's proposal to issue preferred stock and return more money to shareholders. einhorn and his firm greenlight capital sued apple last week as part of a broader effort to push the tech giant to dole out more of its $137 billion hoard of cash. as for apple stock today, it tumbled 2.5% to about $468. just five months ago, the stock was trading at $700. meanwhile, uncle sam's cash situation is improving a little bit. the u.s. treasury posted its first monthly budget surplus since 2008, and thanks to a jump in tax revenue. it's now $2.9 billion in the black for january. that's a big improvement over the $27 billion deficit a year earlier. but despite that turnaround, lawmakers still need to make major cutbacks in order to keep government debt in check. >> susie: the group of seven industrialized nations issued a statement today saying that any stimulus programs they undertake are aimed solely at spurring domestic demand and are not
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Feb 13, 2013 11:00pm PST
counterterrorism and technologies that make it possible with a handful of individuals to destroy one of our cities then we're forced, i think, to think anew about our traditional ways of doing business, about how we make decisions, about how has the authity to make what decisions and that has, in fact, i think, probably generated is shift, if you will to the executive branch that the presidential authority is greater now than it was prior to 9/11. and basically for good reason. i don't always agree with the way it's used, but we felt an obligation to move aggressively along those lines. we didn't sit down and seiji we need more powers, we say how are we going to use the technical capability we have to intercept communication beeen al qaeda overseas and the people they're talking to here at home and what kind of authority do we need from the courts or from the congress. so we go through those exercises but i think it's driven by circumstance as much as it is by philosophy. >> rose: thank you. >> enjoyed it, charlie, good to see you.
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Feb 11, 2013 11:00pm PST
technology revolution like we did with the internet, then we have to cut back lessment i think it's fair to do a lot now but not too much, in 5, 7 years reevaluate where we stand. >> rose: but you want to get us on a growth trajectory. >> and i'm-- . >> rose: that is your primary goal. >> that is my primary goal, growth trajectory in a sustainable way, that doesn't lead to huge debt, doesn't depend on huge debt or inflation. >> rose: how different is what you propose from what bowles simpson was. >> actually not th different. mean, i think one of the key things that came out of the bowles simpson discussion was the idea of what i call the simpson bowles ratio, that it's a question of how much is done through spending cuts versus tax increases. and bowls simpson said we want it 2 for -- two times as much spending for every tax increase. and i think, frankly, the obama administration is going to come out of these negotiations well above that floor. meaning there is going to be-- . >> rose: 3 to 1. >> i think between 2.5 and 3 to 1. which is a big number. and it means that they're giving a lot
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